Known and loved for its timeless, clean design aesthetic — Scandi style is as cool and chic as the Nordic countries it draws its influence from. See how you can get the look for yourself at home. Colour featured: Ōkārito.
Embracing minimalism, Scandi style is all about clean lines, neutral palettes and careful, considered design choices.
This thoughtful design aesthetic embraces farewelling clutter in place of function, beauty and liveliness.
The best place to start if you want to achieve this look is to declutter — then declutter again! Strip it right back to the very basics by removing anything that doesn’t serve a specific purpose.
Focus on your key furniture pieces and be mindful about their placement to create a space that celebrates form as well as function.
Beaming natural light is a key feature of Scandi homes. Welcome the outdoors in with large windows and glass doorways.
Enhance the brightness by looking to cool white hues and soft greys on the walls.
A gentle, muted colour scheme sets the scene for bold highlights with careful placement.
Alongside the typical spectrum of whites and greys, introduce soft olive tones, sage and taupe to bring warmth to the neutral palette while referencing the outside world.
With a light, neutral canvas to play with, high contrasts add depth and definition to the Scandi look.
Allow decorative elements like dark sculptural architecture elements and light fittings to shine against the neutral backdrop. This will help to create a dramatic, designer scene.
Roys Peak is a welcoming greige with a warm, slightly mauve undertone. Soft and subtle, it is perfect for any space inside the home and looks great when paired with a crisp white such as Ōkārito or Southern Alps on the trim. For exteriors, Roys Peak can be used for walls or trims when using darker greiges and greys. This tranquil colour also schemes beautifully with dark colours such as Rāwene and Glenbrook as well as warm mid-based greiges such as Northlake.
Warm wood and sepia-hued additions add a textural element to cosy up your space.
Danish-style timber dining tables, chairs and sideboards take centre stage, alongside olive branches, indoor plants and soft greenery.
The popular soft ultra-pure white of Southern Alps is the ultimate choice for interiors and exteriors. It is ideal for walls, ceilings, trims and features such as fretwork and window frames. The freshness of Southern Alps will brighten any space and give it a luxe modern vibe.